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Articles by Lee Erica Elder

DT Recognizes: Steps on Broadway’s Steps with Contemporary Masters

August 15, 2010 by

Each summer, the Steps with Contemporary Masters program at New York City’s Steps on Broadway offers an introduction to the repertory and style of some of contemporary dance’s most renowned choreographers. Over the course of … Continue reading

News: Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company’s Move-It Teacher’s Summer Workshop

June 8, 2010 by

Known as a pioneer for dance education within Utah’s school system, the Salt Lake City–based Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company continues to keep the field of dance and its educators moving forward through its workshops. Begun as … Continue reading

Teacher Training: Dance for Parkinson’s Disease Workshop

November 8, 2009 by

In 2001 Olie Westheimer, executive director of Brooklyn Parkinson Group, began brainstorming how dance could benefit Parkinson’s disease patients. Mainly, how could it bring grace and control to their daily movement? She approached the Brooklyn-based … Continue reading

Teacher Training: Young Audiences Arts for Learning Professional Development Programs

September 8, 2009 by

Imagine a nationwide arts-in-education programming organization, where teachers can receive tailored professional development training—in the convenience of their own classrooms. Approaching its 60th year of service, the New York City–based Young Audiences Arts for Learning … Continue reading

Prep School

August 8, 2009 by

Nestled in a historic building that was once a Catholic school (now featuring eight dance studios and a full-service production studio), near the idyllic Finger Lakes in Auburn, New York, the New York Institute of … Continue reading

Teacher Training: New Jersey SummerDance 2009 Program

July 8, 2009 by

The New Jersey SummerDance 2009 program is more than just a workshop—it’s a dance education revival for teachers and students seeking inspiration. Begun in the early 1990s, the weeklong interactive event, hosted by the Union, … Continue reading